Kleif Farm

  • Location: Countryside
    Inside The Volcano: 60 km (50 mins by car)
    Reykjavík city: 45 km (40 mins by car)
    Thingvellir National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site: 42 km (40 mins by car)
    Glymur the highest waterfall of Iceland: 30 km (20 mins by car)
  • Keflavik Airport (KEF): 90km (1h 15 mins by car)
    Car recommended
    Free parking
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An introduction to Kleif Farm

How would you describe Kleif Farm in a nutshell?

Kleif Farm is a hideaway that’s immersed in nature while still being close to the city of Reykjavik. Kleif means “the mountain pass”, with the property surrounded by rugged peaks and hills.

What was the inspiration and story behind Kleif Farm?

The farm belongs to my parents, so I was born and raised here before moving to Reykjavik. We still have our summerhouse on the property and when my parents quit using the main farmhouse a couple of years ago, we decided to create a project on the side. It was partly so we could stay there as much as possible and partly so we could meet travellers from around the world and introduce them to an authentic side of Iceland.

The old farmhouse was completely rebuilt with the help of architects and we tried to use natural materials, such as wood and terracotta as much as possible. We wanted to keep the interior design simple, with a really warm and cosy aesthetic. All of the spaces have been tastefully decorated in a modern, yet rustic style that reflects Icelandic traditions.

How would you describe the atmosphere at Kleif Farm?

It’s a place where you can come to breathe the fresh air and soak up the mountain views. There’s a huge, panoramic window in the open-plan living area that looks out across the valley, so it’s like being out in nature while having a luxurious base to relax.

To you personally, what is so special about the farmhouse?

It provides an opportunity for family and friends to connect in a place that’s surrounded by nature — the farmland with its mountains, horses and sheep are right outside your front door. It’s a beautiful hideaway to escape and relax in while still being very close to many of Iceland’s popular tourist destinations.

Is Kleif Farm suitable for children?

Yes, it’s perfect for children and there are no immediate dangers around.

Living area
Kleif Farm
Living area
Kleif Farm
The Barn
The Barn
Kleif Farm in winter
Northern lights
Northern lights

Kleif Farm rooms & rates

There are five bedrooms in total – three large suites on the main floor and two smaller rooms on the lower ground – all of which have en-suite bathrooms and high-quality mattresses. They come with a variety of bedding configurations that make the house suitable for an extended family or multiple couples/families travelling together.

Also on the main floor is a huge, open-plan living area with sofas, a dining table and a self-catering kitchen, as well as a covered terrace where you can dine in good weather. We also have a second kitchen where a chef can work separately without disturbing guests. On the basement level is another terrace with a hot tub that offers incredible views across the farm and surrounding valley.

Each of the bedrooms is slightly different. The bed sizes are as follows:
Room 1 - 2x Queen size beds
Room 2 - Double / Twin beds
Room 3 - King size bed
Room 4 - Queen size bed
Room 5 - Single bed. The room is smaller and located in the basement. It can be used as a playroom for children or spare bedroom.

  • Kleif Farm for 10 people / 330 m²
    2200 / night
    • 4 Double bedrooms
    • 1 Single bedroom
    • 5 Shower rooms (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • 2 Kitchens
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace
Included in the rates
Rates are on a self-catering basis. For stays of 3 nights or more, bed linen and towel change, WiFi, bathrobes, hairdryers, soap, shampoo and conditioner are also provided (maid service, bed linen and towel change can be added as extra). For smaller groups or last-minute bookings, please contact us for price discounts.
Optional extras
Available on request: Daily maid service, extra cleaning, extra change of linen and towels. Private chef, dinner by the owner, breakfast by the owner, guided hikes and mountain bikes.
Children & Extra beds
Children are welcome. A baby cot is available free of charge.
Minimum stay
2 - 3 nights (check calendar for dates)
Check in time
after 16:00
Check out time
before 12:00

Facilities & services

  • WiFi
  • Terrace
  • Children welcome
  • TV
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Washing machine
  • Whirlpool/Plunge pool
  • Honesty bar/Minibar
  • Music system
  • Central heating
  • Gym
  • BBQ area
  • Hair dryer

Kleif Farm comes on an exclusive basis inclusive of all utilities, towels, bed linen, bathrobes, toiletries and Wi-Fi. The house is set up for self-catering, but catered dinners and breakfasts can be arranged. Daily maid service / extra cleaning can be added.

Things to do in Mosfellsbaer

  • Wildlife / Animals
  • Hiking

The surrounding mountains offer endless hiking opportunities direct from the property and we’re just a short drive (20 minutes) from the highest waterfall in Iceland — Glymur. We’re also close to Thingvellir National Park and if you feel like visiting Reykjavik city, it is less than an hour away. For some activities like mountain biking, horseback riding, ATV or snowmobiles we can recommend and assist with the bookings.

We find that guests often come with busy schedules to see the entire country in just a few days, then end up wishing they had more time to enjoy the farmhouse and the hot tub. So, I’d recommend planning some downtime to just relax at the house and enjoy everything it has to offer. Next to the house we have renovated the old barn and turned into an activity room. In there guests are welcome to play pool, table tennis, basketball and there also is a small gym.

Our summerhouse is just a couple of minutes away from the main farmhouse, so we are always close by if guests need recommendations or have any concerns. We love to be in contact with guests and introduce them to our resident horses and sheep and are always ready for some hiking in the area. On the property, there’s also a small pond in a beautiful garden where you can go boating with the children.

The location of Kleif Farm

Kleif Farm is located in the southwest part of Iceland, around 35 minutes’ drive from Reykjavik. It offers easy access to the famous Golden Circle route that takes in many of the country’s most famous sights.

En route to Reykjavik is a small town (around 20 minutes’ drive from the farm) where you’ll find supermarkets for food shopping. The name of the town is Mosfellsbaer. You definitely need a car to get around and for the winter time a 4WD is highly recommended.

When is the best time to visit Mosfellsbaer?

Summertime is definitely the most popular time to visit Iceland, with the majority of guests coming between May and October. In mid-summer, you experience daylight 24/7, which is quite special, but I particularly like late August and September when you can experience the cosiness of the farmhouse.

Winter is cold but has its charms — Kleif Farm can be an absolute winter wonderland. A good car is always recommended for driving in Icelandic winter conditions.